Since few days the writer’s heart was feeling the craving, and missing to watch the leelas of Sai Baba in Shirdi, when he was in body. The Shirdi of those times, with fields and farms around, not much people, means of communications and traveling were on much primitive stage. Due to the intense craving would imagine the stories of Sai Baba and imagine the Shirdi, what it would have been that time. This also led to read the stories of Sai Baba and while reading it visualizing it as it was actually happening in the divinely vibrant Shirdi and the vibrant from of Sai Baba, moving, sitting, talking with devotees, getting angry, showering his love and grace on devotees …………………
So few days the stories of Sai Baba will be written and visualized, I also hope that the readers read the stories of Sai Baba with much interest and intensity. And read it slowly so that it can be visualized. As if we are the part of all the happenings in the divine
Story 1. Radhakrishna Mai coming to Sai Baba in Shirdi
Every early morning in the
Radhakrishna Mai had come and settled in vibrant land of Shirdi, the blessed land on which Sai Baba moved and talked in his physical form, much before other notable devotees like Kakasaheb Dixit, Aranya Dhabolkar, Bapu Saheb Buti, Sagun Meru Naik, Ramchandra Atmaram Tarkhad, Dr. Chidambar Pille, Saint Upasni Maharaj and Sri Sai SaranAnand Maharaj.
In 1907 A.D. , at the evening time, Sai Baba was sitting in Dwarkamai, with his hand leaning on the wooden rest. The sun was moving slowly towards the setting point. The cattle were moving towards their shade after gracing in the nearby fields. At that time, at near distant was a building called Chavadi. The building was quite in a depilated condition. Other than that all the sides were open. One could see at distant horizon from the Masjid Mai or Dwarika Mai. Around the Dwarka Mai there was no fencing of any kind. Just the divine and powerful and sacred vibrations.
At that time Sai Baba’s eyes saw at a distance, a figure, clad in white clothes, moving towards Dwarkamai.
Sai Baba kept on gazing in that direction, as if waiting for someone. As the figure came closer and closer one could see that it was a female, in white clothes. A cloth bag was hanging on the back of her shoulder. In one hand was a ektara, a musical instrument similar to guitar, with just one string. And in other hand was kartaal yet another musical instrument. On her forehead was a tilak according to Madhva Sampraday, a long line with black color abil, on both the hands were bangles made of Tulsi beads garland. Also the neck was decorated with Tulsi plant beads.
The dark hairs were hanging from her head, reaching below her knees.
As she came nearer to Dwarikamai, all the eyes fell on her. Though the clothes she wore were not very tidy, one could see the charm on her face, which would demand respect at once.
Reaching near Dwarkamai the lady unburdened her shoulder by putting the cloth bag on the
With the music she began to sing with the pain in heart. The high pitch voice was singing and calling for God. Saying that The name of Ram is in my mind,how do I please Ram (God) O’ Sai, I am weak with the karmas, how do I sing the glory of God O’ Sai. She sung a Bhajan by Mira Bai, the notes she sang seemed to become one with Krishna (Mira Bai’s love for God was God in form of
At last the throat of lady(RadhaKrishnabai) took rest, the hands stopped playing on the instruments. The lady went deep in Samadhi. Still the listeners were in the effect of music.
After much time, the lady came back from Samadhi. Sai Baba while giving blessings said, “ Go! The school(situated between MasjidMai and Chavadi) is vacant, and stay there.”